Still Learning To See

In the wind

On a walk last week I could not resist making a slow exposure of the leaves of a Cottonwood being blown in the wind. Like Aspen leaves, these flutter in a way that is difficult for me to describe in words. Video would do it but I wanted to see the movement in a still photograph. This one, made at 1/20th of a second, begins to captures the feel of what I was seeing.


And then yesterday Writer’s Almanac published a fabulous poem by Robert Hass that speaks so clearly to these fluttering leaves I have to share it here:




This entry was published on September 10, 2014 at 10:55 pm. It’s filed under John Snell, Leaves, Photograph, Trees, Vermont and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “In the wind

  1. Deborah Leu on said:

    Wonderful shot and beautiful poem. A perfect match!

  2. Bob Fromm on said:

    John, Thanks for the multi media experience, poetry and picture…

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